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thjr Washington Redskins Try to Shed Laughingstock ImageThe Washington Redskins are one of the NFL’s most storied franchises. The franchise has produced Hall of Famers like quarterback Sammy Baugh, who was also an accomplished punter and defensive back.  Hall of Fame running back John Riggins gained notoriety carrying the ball for the burgundy and gold. Last, but not least, I must mention Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs, who led Washington to three Super Bowl titles with three different quarterbacks.

Unfortunately for Redskins’ fans, the team’s recent history has been one of abject failure. Since the team’s last Super Bowl championship after the 1991 season, Washington has had only five winning seasons, four playoff appearances, and three playoff victories. Not exactly a resume of success for such a proud organization.

Businessman and Redskins’ fan Daniel M. Snyder purchased the team in 2000 in an effort to return the Redskins’ to their former glory. Money was not an object to Snyder. His motto seemed to be “spend, spend, spend”. His modus operandi was to trade away draft picks and sign big name free agents. Players like Deion Sanders, Jeff George, Bruce Smith, Dana Stubblefield, and Albert Haynesworth were some of the players Snyder welcomed to Washington. These players were brought to achieve Snyder’s ultimate goal: a fourth Super Bowl championship.


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